Under-river fibre links Brazzaville, Kinshasa

Thursday 20 September 2012 | 09:40 CET | News
The capitals of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo have been linked by an under-river fibre cable installed by Chinese engineers, Africa Info reports from Douala, Cameroon. Thanks to the connection, residents of Brazzaville and Kinshasa and the wider population will eventually benefit from ICT services such as IPTV, e-learning, e-banking, telemedicine and e-commerce. The two cities were initially connected by a co-axial cable, then used satellite phone links through Paris and Brussels, respectively. Congo has a WACS undersea cable landing station in its southern city of Matombi.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.


Already registered?

Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Fixed / Internet
Companies: WACS
Countries: Congo / Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Congo Telecom, SCPT sign Brazza-Kinshasa fibre agreement

Published 30 Apr 2015 13:36 CET | Congo
The cities of Brazzaville, Congo, and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have signed a fibre agreement to allow Congo ...

Rwanda ICT firms visit Congo for study

Published 13 Sep 2013 12:32 CET | Angola
Officials from the Rwanda ICT Chamber are on a four-day trip to the Republic of the Congo to study the country's ICT market and ...

DRC gets connected to WACS cable

Published 18 Jun 2013 07:47 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
The Democratic Republic of Congo has been connected to the WACS cable after several delays. The landing station in Moanda was ...

DRC opens second phase of fibre rollout

Published 03 Apr 2013 15:10 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
The Democratic Republic of Congo has launched the second phase of its fibre core rollout, reports Ecofin. The USD 215 million ...

WACS lands in Congo

Published 22 Aug 2012 11:29 CET | Congo
Congo is now connected to the WACS undersea cable through a landing station in the southern town of Matombi, Africa Info reports. ...

DRC moves ahead on connection to WACS

Published 25 Jul 2012 15:20 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Kin-Kiey Mulumba, the Democratic Republic of Congo's communications minister, has met with the state operator SCPT to assess the ...

DRC govt blames fraud for lack of connection to WACS

Published 11 Jun 2012 08:55 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
The Democratic Republic of Congo's minister of communications told the national assembly that a USD 3 million fraud is ...

WACS sets 11 May launch date

Published 01 May 2012 10:55 CET | World
The management committee of the West African Cable System (WACS) has announced that it will hold a launch event for the new ...